Bay Tree

Laurus Nobilis

Sunshine Coast Plant Varieties
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Laurus Nobilis - Bay Tree - Noosa Landscaping Services

Bay Tree Description

It is an upright, hardy evergreen tree with deep green, aromatic foliage.

Leaves are glossy and oval in shape and hang from red-brown branches. In spring, yellow buds appear, opening to clusters of fluffy yellow flowers, adding a lovely contrast amongst the foliage.

Bay Tree Maintenance

Water moderately, Bay Trees do not like wet feet nor do they like to dry out.

Bay roots are very shallow, and frequent watering may be necessary during dry spells.

As a slow grower the Bay Tree does not need a lot of fertilising. A layer of compost or a slow release fertiliser would be beneficial.

Bay Tree Alternative Names

Its common names include bay tree (esp. United Kingdom), bay laurel, sweet bay, true laurel, Grecian laurel, or simply laurel. Laurus nobilis figures prominently in classical Greco-Roman culture.